One of the best – and most economical – ways to experience the diverse scenery of the United States is in an RV. We've narrowed down our favorite RV parks to these 10, awesome for their locations and amenities.Explore the coutnry in an RV — Photo courtesy of Doug Letterman
Yosemite Pines RV Park - Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite Pines pool — Photo courtesy of Yosemite Pines RV ParkA great American national park needs a great campground, and you'll find exactly that at Yosemite Pines RV Park. Located just 22 miles from the Yosemite National Park entrance, Yosemite Pines offers a good alternative for RVers who don't want to stay within the park itself. Besides a full lineup of typical RV resort amenities, this place also has a petting zoo for the kids, a gold panning site and a swimming pool.
Zion River Resort - Virgin, UT
Utah is packed with national parks and monument, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Zion River Resort puts you in the middle of it all, amid the beautiful painted mountain scenery just minutes from the entry to Zion National Park. Your stay here includes WiFi, cable television, a media room and a swimming pool.
Boyd's Key West Campground - Key West, FL
Enjoying a book at Boyd's in Key West — Photo courtesy of theobine If you're dreaming of a beach vacation, drive down to America's southernmost point in Key West, and pull into Boyd's Key West Campground. This family-owned and operated RV park features waterfront lots with access to a boat dock to enjoying the legendary saltwater fishing in the Keys. Other extras include free wireless internet, a heated swimming pool and a beach.
Durango RV Resort - Red Bluff, CA
The beautiful grounds of the Durango RV Resort make the perfect base for exploring Northern California. The park features 11 riverfront spaces and an additional 21 water feature spaces, outdoor fireplaces, two club houses, athletic facilities for bocce ball or paddle tennis, an on-site spa and even a dog wash and fenced-in play area for our four-legged travel companions.
Horsethief Lake Campground - Black Hills, SD
If your travels take you to Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota, park your RV at Horsethief Lake Campground – one of the best in the state. A stay here places you near to Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument and Sylvan Lake as well, each perfect for a short day trip.
The Shady Dell - Bisbee, AZ
Welcome to the Shady Dell — Photo courtesy of Sara Meier If you're not quite sure what RVing is all about but would like to give it a try, book a stay in one of the vintage trailers at The Shady Dell in Bisbee. Each of the nine fully-restored trailers are equipped with era-appropriate furniture, books, magazines and music, taking you back in time for a one-of-a-kind RV experience.
Cherry Hill Park - College Park, MD
Cherry Hill Park makes the list because it's the closest campsite to Washington, DC, home of many of the country's most iconic attractions. When you're not out exploring our nation's capital, enjoy free WiFi, cable TV, miniature golf, a hot tub and an on-site nature trail. In the summer, the park offers nightly movies in its outdoor theater.
Rivers Edge Resort - Fairbanks, AK
RVing is the perfect way to explore the nation's largest state, and the Rivers Edge RV Park in Fairbanks represents the best of what Alaska has to offer. Visitors to the park's 190 RV sites on the banks of the Chena River will have miles of hiking and biking trails at their disposal, as well as shuttle service into town.
Rocky Knob Campground - Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's loveliest drives, perfect for an RV vacation. If you need a place to stop for the night (or two...or three...) make it the Rocky Knob Campground in Virginia. From here, you'll have easy access to hiking and outdoor activities, as well as the nearby Mabry Mill and the Chateau Morrisette Winery.
Tunnel Mountain Campground - Banff, Canada
View from Tunnel Mountain Road overlook — Photo courtesy of Don DeBold The Tunnel Mountain Campground, located in the Canadian Rockies near the charming town of Banff, makes a perfect base for skiing vacations in the winter and hiking or mountain biking in the summer. A bus stops right at the campground to take you into town.